Might make a nice project for someone (not me unfortunately).
From: Shaw Terwilliger [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 07 September 1999 19:17
To: Karsten; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: just two little hints ^^
> I'll be very short. Abiword is great and small, but it still have just 2
> 1) only few fonts are avaylable
> 2) it won't charge the pictures contained in the office's saved files
Yes, the fonts we ship are a collection from GhostScript. In fact,
any Type 1 fonts that you have are usable within AbiWord. Adding
them is usually only a matter of changing
(or /usr/share/abisuite/fonts/fonts.dir) to know of the location of
your fonts. AbiWord will look for both the font data file (it will
usually be named with an extension of .pfa or .pfb) and the metrics
file (usually named with an extension of .afm).
AbiWord now ignores the embedded objects in Microsoft Word files.
This will change in the future, when we make more general our
embedded objects architecture. I do believe wv (the library AbiWord
uses for Microsoft Word import) does a good job of extracting
the proper contents of embedded OLE objects, even Windows Metafiles.
-- Shaw Terwilliger